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DFA reports 'good progress' toward code of conduct framework - Philippine Star

Patron said the technical working group tasked to draft the framework has held two meetings. File photo. MANILA, Philippines — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has made “good progress” in the crafting of the framework of the code of conduct ...and more »

ASEAN accepting South China Sea as China's lake, says analyst - Philippine Star

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gather for a plenary session of the biyearly summit in Manila, Philippines on Saturday, April 29, 2017. An Australian analyst said that despite the progress ministers of southeast Asian nations ...and more »

ASEAN silent on China defeat, militarization but mentions UNCLOS - ABS-CBN News

Southeast Asian leaders (L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore's Prime ...and more »

Experts dismayed by Asean's skipping of South China Sea issue - Inquirer.net

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders from left, Myanmar Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak,Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Philippine President ...and more »

Duterte frustrates ASEAN peers on sea code: diplomat - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Regional delegates expecting Philippine leadership in discussions on the South China Sea dispute were frustrated when President Rodrigo Duterte insisted China's arbitration defeat would not be on the agenda, a senior diplomat said Friday. Some ...and more »

With no reference to arbitral ruling, ASEAN to pursue sea code - Philippine Star

President Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from journalists at a news conference at the conclusion of the ASEAN meetings in Manila, Philippines on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Philstar.com/Efigenio Toledo IV. MANILA, Philippines — Member states of the ...and more »

ASEAN shelves declaration on rights of migrant workers - Jakarta Post

ASEAN member states have failed to reach a consensus on a highly anticipated migrant workers' protection instrument, prompting the region's senior officials to shelve the declaration for the next summit in November. For months Indonesia and the ...and more »

Duterte says ASEAN wants code of conduct by yearend - Philippine Star

This picture taken on April 21, 2017 shows an aerial view of a reef near Thitu island in the disputed Spratly islands. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana flew to a disputed South China Sea island on April 21, brushing off a challenge by the ...and more »

Asean stresses peaceful resolution of disputes in South China Sea - Inquirer.net

The final statement of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in its just concluded summit ditched reference to China's land reclamation and militarization in the disputed South China Sea. Instead, the Asean Chairman Statement issued by ...and more »

Absent China gains from watered down ASEAN chairman statement - Philippine Star

This photo taken on April 21, 2017 shows an aerial shot of part of Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly islands on April 21, 2017. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana flew to a disputed South China Sea island on April 21, brushing off a ...and more »